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Prize-Money Boost for Newbury

Newbury Racecourse will offer a 16% increase in its prize-money for Flat and jump races throughout 2023 to £6.06 million, the racecourse announced on Tuesday. With a further increase planned for next year, the upturn in funding is largely through a record executive contribution by the racecourse of £3.1 million, which has increased by £650,000 from 2022. The G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. and The BetVictor London Gold Cup Handicap S. will both feature in the World Pool programme of races this year, representing the first time that Newbury has...

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Prize-Money Boost For French Juvenile Races

Following a €10 million increase in prize-money for French racing in 2023, France Galop has announced a boost for 19 juvenile races which are to be run for €50,000 each. The total prize fund will be distributed among the first seven finishers, with the winner receiving €25,000. Juveniles eligible for French owners' premiums will receive an additional 80% on top of prize-money, meaning a pay out of €45,000 to the winner. The selected races over a range of distances have been proven to produce group-class horses over a number of...

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'We Are Going To Get Relegated If We Keep Selling Our Best Strikers'

   There have been a lot of football analogies in racing this week. Most have centered around a hypothetical situation whereby the Kevin De Bruynes or the Erling Haalands of this world were leaving the Premier League for sunnier-and more lucrative pay packets-in foreign leagues.     For all the Manchester City fans out there, you can relax, as the analogy was simply fictional. However, there is nothing fictional about the mass exodus of talent facing British and Irish racing.    Ger Lyons is better qualified than most to speak about...

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Remington's ThoroEnduro Returns Sept. 10

ThoroEnduro, the free online handicapping contest at Remington Park, returns for the ninth consecutive year Friday, Sept. 10 and will continue through Dec. 17. ThoroEnduro offers more than $9,000 in prize money with a $4,000 Grand Prize. ThoroEnduro, open to anyone 18 and older, will also offer a $1,000 bonus to the contestant who correctly picks the most winners during the course of the game. Prize money will also be awarded to players finishing second through seventh. For more information or to  sign up/register for ThoroEnduro visit or

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Prizemoney Boost For July Festival

Prize-money for Newmarket's three-day Moet & Chandon July Festival has risen by almost 13% on the values originally listed for this year.  The increase means that more than £1.77 million will be on offer across the meeting, with the G2 Tattersalls July S., G2 Duchess of Cambridge S., and G2 bet365 Superlative S all now being worth £90,000, having previously been advertised at £65,000. The G3 Bahrain Trophy receives an extra £25,000 and is now worth £150,000, and the Listed Sir Henry Cecil S., previously £40,000, is now up to...

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Dubai World Cup Purse Remains at US$12M

Dubai Racing Club announced that the Dubai World Cup purse--sponsored by Emirates Airline--has been retained at US$12Million and that the deadline for free nominations to the 25th renewal of the race will be extended through Jan. 20, 2021. Hosted at Meydan Racecourse, the 2000-meter event, which will be run Mar. 27, 2021, includes six Group 1 and three Group 2 races. Last year a total of 1,774 nominations were accepted from 902 horses trained in 21 countries. Purses for the remaining eight races are slightly reduced from prior renewals, however,...

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Op/Ed: Owning Horses and 'Buying' a Dream

Sam Hoskins, an owner, breeder, syndicate manager and ROA board member, gives us his view of how the reduced prize-money will impact racing in Britain From where we were back in the spring, to get racing back on was an incredible achievement and obviously everyone understood then that prize-money was going to be hit. Horsemen accepted that up to the point when it became clear that, despite media rights flowing, there was going to be largely no executive contribution from the majority of racecourses. The call for transparency over media...

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QIPCO Announces British Champions Day Prize Money

Total prize money for the 10th QIPCO British Champions Day on Oct. 17 was cut to £2.5 million, QIPCO announced on Thursday. The purse reduction is a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the raceday remains the richest in Great Britain. The G1 QIPCO Champion S. will be run for £750,000, while the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. sponsored by QIPCO will be £650,000. Both the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares and the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. will be conducted at £350,000 and the G2 QIPCO...

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The Weekly Wrap: Time For British Racing To Heed Warnings

If we can view Europe's largest training centre of Newmarket as a microcosm of the wider racing world, then events in the last week give a pretty concerning snapshot of the future of the sport. On the positive front, there was a first winner for the town's newest trainer, Terry Kent, who, at 53, is also one of the longest-serving members of its workforce, having previously been a jockey and worked for trainers Michael Jarvis, Julie Cecil, Saeed Bin Suroor and Roger Varian. Another recent recruit to the training ranks,...

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British EBF Doubles July Contribution

Over £238,000 in prize money enhancements will be available from the British European Breeders' Fund in July, as the organisation doubled their support for domestic racing this week. A total of 103 races will be run with EBF conditions next month, up by 13 from June. The prize money allocated by the class of race have also increased, with the Listed Glasgow S. for older horses for example, benefiting from up to £10,000 of extra funds and juvenile listed races receiving up to £6,000 more. Fillies' handicaps and conditions races...

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BEBF Boosts Prize-Money Levels After Restart

The British European Breeders' Fund (BEBF) has reiterated its support of the racing programme with the provision of more than £140,000 in prize-money support across 90 races in the first month of racing since resumption. That support starts on Tuesday with the BEBF sponsorship of a 2-year-old maiden at Kempton, followed by the running of the £30,500 British EBF Unibet Snowdrop Fillies' Listed S. the following day. Last month, the BEBF announced its aim to spend its full allocation of £1.68 million in prize-money enhancements for the 2020 season, despite...

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UK Racing Purse Levels Published for First 10 Weeks

The minimum prize money amounts allowed under the Rules of Racing for the first 10 weeks of British racing have been published, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Thursday. After a £15.7 million contribution from the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), racing's leaders have agreed to minimum values which will exceed, on average, 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels, with an emphasis of supporting prize money levels at the middle and grassroots level of the sport to retain as many owners and horses-in-training as possible. Group 1 Flat races...

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